Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.
665 Willoughby Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone Number - (718) 935 - 1116

Provides assistance to veterans and families in the following areas; housing, employment, VA benefits, and upgrading discharges.
Provides referrals to shelters.
Applicants must possess DD214 Military Discharge papers. Staff can assist individuals in acquiring this information).

Bowery Residence Committee Inc.
Service Planning Assistance Network (SPAN)
80 Centre St, Room 200B
New York, NY 10013
Phone Number - (212) 533-5151

For Services in other Boroughs, Contact;

Manhattan SPAN Program - (212) 732-7906
Brooklyn SPAN Program - (718) 625-9736
Queens SPAN Program - (718) 897-1854
Staten Island SPAN Program - (718) 815-4503


Outreach referrals and discharge planning for those who have recently been discharged from New York State or New York City Correctional Facility.
To access Medication Grant Program you have to report to SPAN within seven (7) days of release.
For SPAN's comprehensive discharge plan you must report within thirty (30) days of release.
For New York City residents only who are eighteen (18) years and older, SPAN can not answer personal correspondence.

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
198 East 121st. Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10035

Phone Number - (212) 801 - 3333


Provides Housing/Service programs for homeless and low-income individuals who suffer from serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and other debilitating conditions.

Coalition for the Homeless
129 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
Telephone Number: (212)776-2000

Business Hours: Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk in Hours; Mondays, Tuesdays anf Thursdays - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Provides mental health counseling, drug education, and aid to homeless children.

Directory of Local Homeless Service Organizations
2201 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Phone Number - (202) 462-4822
See website for more information or call


Provides a list of organizations that provide assistance and housing to individuals who are homeless.

Emergency Shelters: NYC Housing

For Men:
30th Street Shelter
430 East 30th Street
New York, NY 11216
Phone Number - (212) 481-0771

For Women:
Franklin Women's Shelter
1122 Franklin Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone Number - (718) 842-9510

Brooklyn Women's Shelter
116 Williams Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone Number - (718) 495-7874

Jamaica Armory
93-05 166th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone Number - (718) 262-1780

NYC Public shelters provide three hot meals a day, beds, showers, delousing, and clothing for men and women in need of emergency shelter.
Available services include; social services, health care assistance, and referral to mental health services.

Harlem Restoration Project, Inc.
1980 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.,
New York, NY 10026

Phone Number - (212) 662-8186

Manages and maintains apartment buildings, provides housing for low-income individuals.
Gives preference to formerly incarcerated people for any openings it may have in its office or buildings.
Provides services to all levels of people, from laborers to administrators.
Housing may be available for offenders and their families.

Help USA, Inc.
5 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004

Phone Number - (800) 311-7999 or (212) 400-7000


Provides emergency housing for single homeless individuals combined with an employment center.
Services include substance abuse programs, employment readiness, training & placement and housing placement.

NYC Department of Homeless Services: Drop in Centers

Dial 311 if you or anyone you see is in need of shelter.

Main Office
33 Beaver Street,
New York, NY 10004

Open Door
402 West 41 Street,
New York, NY 10036
(212) 465-0975

John Heuss
42 Beaver Street,
New York, NY 10004
(212) 785-0770 (Accepts individuals with psychiatric disabilities)

Project Hospitality
25 Central Avenue,
State Island, NY 10301
(718) 720-0079

The Living Room
890 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10011
(718) 893-3606

Olivieri Center for Homeless Women
257 West 30th Street,
New York, NY 10001
(212) 947-3211

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
237 East 77th Street,
New York, NY 10028
(212) 861-0704

Project Rescue
315 Bowery,
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-5656 Ext. 100


NYC Housing Authority
250 Broadway,
New York, NY 10007

Telephine Number - (212) 306-3000


Public Housing Agency funded by HUD, as well as state and city monies, which provide affordable housing and rental apartments to Low Income residents of NYC.
Program and Section 8 Leased Housing Program - oversees community centers, senior centers, health care centers, day care centers and head start educational centers.

NYC Housing Development Corporation (NYCHDC)
110 William Street,
New York, NY 10038

Telephone Number - (212) 227-5500


Provides tax-exempt financing for the construction and rehabilitation of multi-family dwellings.
Provides affordable housing (rental and ownership) in NYC.
Works in conjunction with the New York City Mayor's Office and NYCHPD to create various building/rehabilitation programs.

New York City Rent Guidelines Board
51 Chambers Street, Suite 202,
New York, NY 10007

Phone: (212) 385-2934
email: Ask@HousingNYC.com


See website for details and retrieving book on how to rent,as well as market trends.

NYCHPD (New York City Department of Housing Preservation, & Development)
100 Gold Street
New York, NY 10038

Dial 311 if within NYC or (212) NEW YORK if outside of New York City.


Developer of affordable housing.
Staff members work with private, public, and community partners to strengthen neighborhoods by enabling more New Yorkers to become homeowners.
Enables New Yorkers to rent well-maintained, privately-owned, affordable housing.

New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (NYSDHCR)
25 Beaver Street
New York, New York 10004
Phone Number - (212) 480-6700

For general information and questions:
Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone Number: 1-866-ASK-DHCR (1-866-275-3427)


Provides listing of both affordable housing and rental housing in New York State.
Statewide Section 8 Program (program is currently closed to new applicants).

No Fee:






-Reference for any individual who is currently in search of housing.

Supportive Housing Network
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 250,
New York, NY 10115

Telephone Number - (212) 870 - 3303 , Extension 3.



Collection of 170 non-profit organizations that have developed affordable housing in the state of New York.

Includes housing links for homeless individuals with AIDS, senior citizens, mentally ill indviduals, and more.

The Bee Hive

Consists of advocacy groups and non-profit organizations funded by corporations that work with owners and developers of affordable housing in locations throughout the United States.

Office Locations

Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312
Main Number: 212-805-0040
Fax: 212-805-0046 or 212-805-0047

Hon. Charles L. Brieant Jr. Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
300 Quarropas Street
Ground Floor
White Plains, NY 10601-1901
Main Number: 914-390-4040
Fax: 914-390-4055

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